Rick Scott Administration Bans Pornography in Prisons

Despite the fact Rick Scott used to owns shares in a social media company that partnered with Playboy, his prison chief was so distraught by the site of a Playboy centerfold hanging in a jail that he's now banned all pornography from state prisons.

According to The Buzz, Edwin Buss, Scott's handpicked head of the Department of Corrections, was touring a prison when he saw the nudey pics on display and has decided to ban everything. The ban even includes "verbal" depictions of pornography:

It is the goal of the Department to prohibit pornographic material, to include material that verbally or pictorially depicts actual or simulated sexual intercourse; masturbation; sadomasochist abuse; lewd exhibition of the genitals or contact with unclothed genitals. buttocks, pubic area, or female breasts; acts of sexual battery or simulated sexual battery; and nudity creating the appearance of imminent sexual conduct (e.g., display of aroused sexual organs).

So, does this include prisoners tattoos? Because we've seen a lot of guys with some quite lewd ink.

Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >